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2014-07-22 12:22:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) will release consolidated second-quarter 2014 earnings results before the stock market opens on Thursday, July 31. William H. Spence, PPL chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer, and other members of PPL's executive team will discuss quarterly results and the company's general business outlook during a conference call with financial analysts beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The call will be...

2014-07-16 08:23:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year driven primarily by improvements in corporate citizenship and outage communications, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. However, the improvements in the electric utility industry are not keeping pace with those in a variety of other service industries....

2014-07-05 20:20:23

BERWICK, Pa., July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant reconnected the Unit 2 reactor to the electrical grid Saturday (7/5). Operators conservatively shut down the unit June 25 based on data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine, which indicated that a few turbine blades developed small cracks. As with past turbine inspections, plant staff found that the data accurately reflected the status of the blades...

2014-07-02 12:22:55

ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced Wednesday (7/2) that an executive with more than three decades of wide-ranging technology and management experience will join the company's board of directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140702/124088 Armando Zagalo de Lima, a Xerox executive vice president, has been elected to the PPL board, effective July 3, 2014. Zagalo de Lima, who has served Xerox in a number of key positions since...

2014-06-25 08:22:59

BERWICK, Pa., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant began shutting down Unit 2 Wednesday (6/25) to inspect its turbine blades. Data from the extensive vibration monitoring equipment installed on the turbine indicates that a few turbine blades may have developed small cracks. "We have been monitoring turbine performance closely for the last several years, and continue to work with the manufacturer to address conditions that are...

2014-06-10 00:20:36

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- PPL to spin off its competitive energy business, combine it with Riverstone's generation portfolio in a new publicly traded corporation called Talen Energy Corporation -- Talen Energy to own and operate more than 15,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity in key U.S. competitive energy markets -- PPL Corporation will continue to serve more than 10 million customers through its regulated...

2014-06-07 08:20:28

BERWICK, Pa., June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity safely and reliably for customers late Friday (6/6) after completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Workers replaced about 40 percent of the uranium fuel and performed a large number of equipment maintenance tasks and upgrades all aimed at further improving plant safety, reliability and performance. Equipment...

2014-06-03 16:22:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that county and municipal allocation amounts from the Act 13 natural gas impact fee are now available for review on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's (PUC) website. "These dollars are helping local communities all across Pennsylvania meet their critical obligations to their constituents without the need to raise local taxes," said Corbett. In early April, Corbett announced that impact fee...

2014-06-03 16:22:28

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1600 have ratified a new three-year contract with Pennsylvania-based companies of PPL Corporation, the company announced Tuesday (6/3). The agreement, which will run through May 21, 2017, includes wage increases of 2.5 percent in the first year, 2.5 percent in the second year, and 2.75 percent in the third year. It also provides competitive retirement savings and healthcare...

2014-05-29 12:29:04

Company embarks on month-long initiative to raise funds to help fight pediatric cancer CHESTER, Pa., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation's third largest home remodeling company, is holding its third annual company-wide "Power Month for Alex's" initiative throughout the month of June to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer. To help raise funds and complement ALSF's National Lemonade...


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